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Old 03-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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Alcatraz - Season (Series?) Finale 3/26/12

More running this week!

Getting the thread started although I've only watched the first half. I'll be back after the second part tonight, so here ya go.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Running is good.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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The season ended on a good note, best episodes to date... unfortunately, it may be too late to save the show.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:31 AM   #4
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Running is good but not with what she was wearing. Pretty good final 2, I have a feeling this is it though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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She almost made it through both episodes without losing her gun!

Almost.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #7
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Wait, that was the finale?!?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #8
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Just realized I missed the 13th episode.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Ummmm...... Those 2 were very nice and quite awesome.....

I mean the 2 episodes.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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She almost made it through both episodes without losing her gun!

Almost.
I honestly laughed out loud when he picked up her gun.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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I honestly laughed out loud when he picked up her gun.
Same here.

You almost have to wonder at this point if they're doing it on purpose...

I have this mental image of a storage locker at Alcatraz filled with handguns...well, not so full any more.
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OK, seriously? That's it?

What was that control board in the Secret Room? Do the little light-up dots move around as the 63s are tracked, or do they have to manually moved? How did Mr Tracking Solution get there in 2012... did he show up 5 minutes ago? There were cans of food around him, like he'd been surviving there...?

And Hauser couldn't pick the lock for that lame-ass third key??

So much of this didn't make sense. Even to the end, they painted Rebecca as the most incompetent cop in the world. She really deserved to die.

I will watch if it gets renewed, but I won't be upset if it doesn't. Great idea, horrible execution.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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I will watch if it gets renewed, but I won't be upset if it doesn't. Great idea, horrible execution.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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See, here's what bothers me with this type of show: Cancel it or don't cancel it - that's a financial decision that needs to be made and we all understand that. But the networks promote these shows and get the viewers invested, and then when they're canceled we're left hanging. Okay the ratings don't warrant renewal. Fine. But PLEASE - let the producers do a true finale - a two hour wrap up that ties up all of the loose ends. There have been a dozen or more of this type of semi sci-fi show in recent years and in each case we've been left with no explanation or resolution. Bite the bullet - once it's canceled pay for one more long episode. PLEASE
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The ratings for the finale dropped to a series low. Don't expect it to be back.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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And Hauser couldn't pick the lock for that lame-ass third key??
It was a feakin' skeleton key from the 1800's, a 5 year old could pick that with a bobby pin.


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Old 03-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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We finally got to see a scene that San Francisco was made for, a car chase.

Albeit, a heavily product placed car chase.

Does that ever happen in real life?
Has a police officer ever "borrowed" a passerby's car to chase a suspect?

Maybe back when cops just walked the beat and only criminals were rich enough to have vehicles, or brazen enough to steal rich peoples vehicles.

You'd think there would be real world examples for writers of TV and movies to draw from.


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Old 03-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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We finally got to see a scene that San Francisco was made for, a car chase.

Albeit, a heavily product placed car chase.
I think that car chase was underwritten by Ford.
There was a plug about seeing more of the chase on the legendsofalcatrz.com site. (I have not checked it out yet.)

And was it just me or was the car chase a shot for shot remake of the first part of the car chase sequence from "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen?
(And yes, I noticed when they switched from Vancouver to San Francisco and back.)


And I absolutely couldn't believe that when Lucy said, "ask me anything", Soto's first question isn't, "How the f*** did you get here?"

And really Rebecca, you allow a cold blooded killer to stay within arm's reach of you? That might let him do something like, oh I don't know, BURY A KNIFE IN YOUR GUT!

Ok, so the experiments have something to do with being able to track people.
We have still have no idea how these people get to the present.

And I find I don't really care that much either.
I guess that Rebecca's dead and that's the end of the show.
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I think that car chase was underwritten by Ford.
There was a plug about seeing more of the chase on the legendsofalcatrz.com site. (I have not checked it out yet.)

And was it just me or was the car chase a shot for shot remake of the first part of the car chase sequence from "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen?
(And yes, I noticed when they switched from Vancouver to San Francisco and back.)
Commercial breaks before and after the chase both had a flashy Mustang commercial in them.

No way was the owner of the classic Mustang going to allow it to be used in the chase, so of course they had to find a new one.

Vancouver doesn't seem quite as hilly as SanFran.


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And was it just me or was the car chase a shot for shot remake of the first part of the car chase sequence from "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen?
(And yes, I noticed when they switched from Vancouver to San Francisco and back.)
I read a couple weeks ago that the car chase scene was meant to be an homage to Bullitt.

So, I guess Detective Hottie is as dead as the show.
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So, I guess Detective Hottie is as dead as the show.
Nah, she's got some kind of something that she inherited that makes her not dead. That's why they wanted her in the 63-Hunters to begin with.
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Nah, she's got some kind of something that she inherited that makes her not dead. That's why they wanted her in the 63-Hunters to begin with.
No, my point was, she's not dead in the unlikely event the show gets renewed.
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Did anyone else notice they passed the same old style green VW bug like three times during the chase?
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Did anyone else notice they passed the same old style green VW bug like three times during the chase?
So THAT'S how they got from 1963 to now... time-traveling VW bugs!!!
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Did anyone else notice they passed the same old style green VW bug like three times during the chase?
I think that was deliberate as part of the Bullitt homage. From the IMDB Bullitt goofs page:

"During the chase sequence, the same green Volkswagen Beetle is seen at least 4 different times in 4 different locations in a period of not more than 1 minute."
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Don't the Observers drive green Volkswagen Beetles?
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #28
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So this show is dead? It is okay, but I watched it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #29
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And I absolutely couldn't believe that when Lucy said, "ask me anything", Soto's first question isn't, "How the f*** did you get here?"
I don't think she knew at that time before discovering that room. They probably knocked out the 63ers and sent them into the future.

Why 2012 is significant we don't know, but likely they are coming back one by one as they are being sent from '63. Since Tommy Madsen is the advance man I guess he has been the one taking the keys from '63 and bringing them to the future and also setting up the guns for the 63ers and I guess bringing back knowledge so they know how to function when they got here.

Interesting how there are '63ers all across the country as well.

I'm guessing the guy that was controlling the room transported himself from 63 to now because he is/was expecting Tommy Madsen to be the one meeting him.

I'm thinking this all has to do with that missing gold as well, perhaps they sent that to 2012 and have plans for it?

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I read a couple weeks ago that the car chase scene was meant to be an homage to Bullitt.
That's the first thing I thought of when the chase started, she was a female Steve McQueen.
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And it was pretty poor police tactics for her to be standing that close to Tommy. He can also talk just fine face down on the ground and cuffed. She was trying to be tough but let her guard down a little and thats what gets you killed.
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